Winter is officially here and that means more snow is headed over the Rockies to cover Denver. Most of our early winter snowstorms are powder or partial powder, which don’t usually weigh down trees. Spring snowstorms tend to have the denser, wetter snow, even ice in some situations. It’s the heavier snows that cause more snow damage.
Whether we’re facing a new delivery of powder or a heavy spring snow, trees are vulnerable to bending,
Fall is the perfect season for s’mores, campfire ghost stories, and a steaming cup of apple cider. It’s also when many homeowners think of trimming their fruit trees.
One of the more common mistakes we see homeowners make is trimming their fruit trees while the fruit and leaves are still present. This creates extra openings in the tree’s vascular system that allows deadly diseases to enter. Too many beautiful fruit trees become the victims of blight and other diseases from poorly timed trimmings.
The explosion of a maple branch under the weight of a heavy snow is enough to make any homeowner wince. Broken tree limbs expose critical parts of trees to disease and irreparable damage. Fall across the Mile High city can mean 70 degrees and sunshine in the morning and twelve inches of snow by dinner. It also means thousands of trees may not survive the next big snowstorm.
We hate seeing beautiful trees broken by a Denver snow storm.